Michelle Roberts Matthews

ORANGE — Funeral services for Michelle Roberts Matthews were held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, Orange.

Rev. Mark Bariloni, pastor of the Athol/Orange Baptist Church, officiated. Family and friends shared words of remembrance. Burial followed in South Cemetery, Orange. Bearers were Ashley Jones, Ashley Yackenchick, Steven T. Roberts, Bryan Bowers, Cody Colon, Shawn Rooney and Jarrid Tweedy.

Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Homes, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, assisted with arrangements.

ORANGE — Michelle Roberts Matthews, 48 of 150A Oaklawn Ave., died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in the Brigham And Women’s Hospital, Boston.

She was born in Athol on March 6, 1967.

She leaves behind her husband, Steven Matthews; two sons, Michael W. Roberts of Orange, and Steven T. Roberts of Orange; one brother, Harold Roberts of Athol; two sisters, April Griffthe of Texas, and Kathy Fox of Texas; two grandchildren, Jayden William Roberts, and Haylee Maria Roberts; several nieces and nephews; and good friends, Robin Rhodes and family, and Patricia Bruce Pollard.

She was predeceased by her father, William Roberts, who died in 2001, by her brother, Michael Roberts, and by a granddaughter, Annika Faith King in 2015.

Michelle grew up in Athol and graduated from Athol High School in 1985.

She enjoyed doing plastic pinups and going to Bitch and Stitch, and shopping at Wal-Mart. She loved her family more than anything and especially her PCA worker, her brother Harold. She will be missed by her pets Izzy and Billy. She will be missed by all.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m., in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange. Burial will follow in South Cemetery, Orange. 

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Jan. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made in Michelle’s memory to the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation 29 Crafts St., Suite 450, Newton, MA 02458.

For more information or to sign the online guest book, visit www.mackfamilyfh.com.

Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, is directing arrangements.

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